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Re: Places to drop a hook or overnight
If you want to work into doing some overnights, as others mentioned a favorite destination for many in the Herring Bay area is Rhode River, which you may not see as much of a trip being you sail in West River.
Fortunately, you have a lot of options once you cross over to the eastern shore. Over off Eastern Bay within 20 NM of West River you can visit Wye River (really pretty) or down to take a slip in St Mikes (great town to visit, but some consider pricy for slips).
Going down to the Choptank through Knapps Narrows you could visit Dun Cove, Baby Owl Cove, St Domingo Creek (the back door way to visit St Mikes without incurring slip costs), Tred Avon River, Oxford, Cambridge, LeCompte Bay, Latrappe Creek, etc., etc. These would all be between 20 and 25 NM from West River entrance.
Taking a mooring ball in Annapolis is also a lot of fun. If you can handle a bit of rocking and rolling the outer field is right in the middle of the action, or you can go up Spa Creek for more piece and quiet. At $30 a night for a mooring I think Annapolis is something of a bargain place to visit. You can dingy ashore or take the water taxi to walk around, shop, grab a nice dinner or have a beverage. It's the coolest stepping off the water taxi onto you your "yacht" and bidding the tourists "adieu".
If you have a long weekend or week the possiblities are nearly endless, Solomons, Baltimore, points south?????
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36